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If I'm tired, I should go to sleep!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I've had problems with my fibro the past few days and haven't been sleeping. It added up to a day of overeating on Saturday. I was just hungry all day.


What I should have done was go to sleep....duh! emoticon

Why do I have to keep learning these lessons over and over?

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    The same reason I do! Which I still don't know for sure either :) Tomorrow will be better :)

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/9/2009 9:47PM

    I read, that Vitamin D could help with Fibro. Do not take it without a blood level, but ASK the Dr. for a blood level ASAP!

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    These are hard habits to break! Just remember to try to keep healthy snacks really handy during these times. Grapes,nuts,apples,veggies, they are great and really take the urge away!
Hope you are feeling better soon!

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In it for the long haul

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Yesterday was very physical. I went swimming in the am. I hadn't been swimming for over a year maybe even 2. I thought I would swim for 20 minutes. However, I felt strong and wasn't winded so I swam for 30 minutes and felt great. The rest of the day DH and I finished cleaning out the basement guest room which he had been using for an office for the last few years. Since he retired about a year ago I thought it was time to clean it out. So we did. I went up and down stairs carrying all sorts of stuff umpteen times. I thought it was a pretty good strength and cardio workout. lol. Then I went to the library and grocery shopping for our stay at the cabin this weekend. To top it off, I tried a new SP generated strength workout. After all that and eating within my SP guidelines, I am still up 2 pounds. Go figure... But I am still motivated and don't feel discouraged. I am in this for the long haul...the rest of my life. I feel so much better physically that I don't really care that the weight and inches aren't changing. I will keep up with what I am doing and know that I am healthier.

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RURAL3 8/8/2009 9:58PM

    I think we fluctuate so much day to day I wouldn't worry about it. Keep that positive attitude going. I would much rather lose the inches than the pounds. Did I just say that? It is true. I just need to keep away from the scale.

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WATERMELLEN 8/8/2009 2:41PM

    Don't worry a bit about the weight -- it WILL go because you're leaving it absolutely no place to hide! And feeling stronger and more energetic all the time which is what really counts from a health perspective. Great attitude: inspiring!

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11-RENEWAL-20 8/8/2009 8:30AM

    You've got the right attitude...I got some new motivation today when I weighed for the first time in a couple of months....I've gained...no problem, I will start weighing and tracking again and I WILL LOSE...I will not give up, as I have so many times in the past, because I know can regain control just by paying attention to what I should be doing. For me , that is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle just being aware of what and how much I'm eating. You are doing just fine...keep it up....Sharon

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PATRICIA441 8/8/2009 7:42AM

  You have a great positive attitude that will take you far! I cannot understand this weight up and down thing either. Just have to keep on doing what we know is right. I give you a Big High Five for a great day yesterday and sending you continued positive {{{{vibes}}}}}! Hugs. Pat

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Enjoying Exercise?

Friday, August 07, 2009

I can't believe that I am starting to enjoy exercise. When I wake up now the first thing I think is "Did I wake up early enough to take a walk with my dog before work?" instead of "Oh, I'm so tired." I look forward to getting on the treadmill and actually sweating! I didn't realize how much fun it is to get my heart rate up to some "Oldies, but Goldies". I hope I remember this when the first day comes that I am tired, or don't feel well. I hope I keep exercising daily "no matter what". I need to remember that when I have a down day all I need to do is exercise for 10 minutes. It might make me feel good and so I keep on exercising or if it doesn't make me feel better, I can stop and at least I kept the daily habit of exercise. I am so glad I am able to record these blogs in this website so I can re read them and keep remembering how good I feel right now. In the past, I have let bad days accumulate and just stopped exercising. Thank you SP and all my Spark Friends for keeping this site going.

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RURAL3 8/7/2009 11:56AM

    I don't know how much I like it or not but I know it makes me feel good when I am done. And it makes me feel guilty when I don't do it. How can that happen?

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GRANDMAZ23 8/7/2009 9:12AM

  Good for you! I HATE exercise, but I do it anyway. For me, it's kinda like brushing my teeth -- I'm not exactly crazy about doing it, but I do it anyway because I know it's good for me.

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INEXCESS 8/7/2009 8:21AM

    When early morning energy is lacking, I look to SparkPeople to motivate me and get me moving. Mild stretching with specific back exercises is a must for me. Suffering from lower back damage and psoriatic arthritis, I need morning exercise to loosen stiffness. After 15 minutes of stretching, I'm ready to face the day. Bring on cardio and strength training.
Thank goodness for SP and the many friends who contribute to this site.
Hope you have a great day and please continue to enjoy exercise.

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KENDALL7261 8/7/2009 8:12AM

    Good for you! Funny how things change once we begin to embrace things instead of resisting them. Have a great day!!

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Another Day

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I finally caught up at work after my vacation. Today should be "just another day". As I wrote that I realized that "just another day" at work now means taking my lunch instead of eating fatty food that the pharmaceutical vendors bring to my clinic, drinking 6 cups of water instead of 2 or 3 sodas, walking around the clinic buildings at a fast pace 1 or 2 times a day to get in extra exercise, and feeling energetic instead of drained when I get home.

Wow! I'm glad its just another day!


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RURAL3 8/6/2009 10:45PM

    Amazing how our perspective changes isn't it?

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NO_SNOW_BODY 8/6/2009 9:34AM

    Hope your "another day" is grand. Sounds wonderful.

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Remember What You Already Learned

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I've been weighing every day this week. Why? I don't know... I guess because I've been losing weight. Today the scale was up 4 pounds. Why?...I don't know. I've been within my calorie and sodium range all week, so why did I gain 4 pounds overnight? My mind knows I didn't eat over 12,000 calories between yesterday and today. So I know the gain isn't real. My emotions say, "Oh my gosh, I messed up." ....


So.... I will go back to my commitment of weighing once a week on Monday.


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WATERMELLEN 8/5/2009 8:54PM

    Like you say -- can't be a real weight gain which would have required eating an excess 4 x 3,5000 calories which did not happen -- so best to ignore it.

I'm one of those who needs to weigh every day (especially when maintaining) but also not to take changes too seriously when I KNOW I've been tracking etc.

Your attitude is just right!!

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    I find that the more frequently I weigh, the more I am in control of my weight. There was a study either my the New England Journal or JAMA that showed this was the case for the general population as well.

Anyway, hormones (from stress, etc.) can trigger fun weight gain. Make sure to drink a ton of water, too. That always helps me.

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LIS193 8/5/2009 11:42AM

    Eventhough my weight has stayed within a 3-5 pounds range the last 2+ years, I still weigh every day. Why?? I guess it's a control issue, if I know I feel in control. Then again one look at my tummy tells the same story as the scale... The hard part is to not let it control your mood.

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GIVEOUTGRANNY 8/5/2009 10:06AM

  I also weigh everyday. It is a motivator for me. It also helps me to see how some menus even though they are in my calorie range may effect me either positively or negatively. emoticon

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NANCYBFULLER 8/5/2009 9:05AM

    I weigh every day also. I have a record of what I weighed on what day. It helps me to see that the times the scales moves upward is not always because I was over eating, sometimes our bodies just have fluctuations.

But I am learning through weighing every day when I can predict those fluctuations and not get upset or thrown off base because of them.

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